A Novel Gene Therapies To Treat The World’s Most Growing Chronic Diseases: Dementia And Alzhiemer’s
Neuroglia or glial cell support surrounds and protects neurons from damage and supplies them with oxygen and nutrients. In neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neuroglia often malfunction.
Telomerase gene therapy has been shown to not only reverse Alzheimer’s Disease, but also other dementias. It may even prevent people from developing these diseases.
It is indeed good news for the 50 million people worldwide who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-related diseases, as well as the millions of older people suffering from Parkinson’s disease and mental decline due to aging.
According to promising data from a research study, telomerase gene therapy seems to rejuvenate microglial cells (the immune cells in the brain).